that on us. >> i haven't checked but i'm sure the president is up right now. >> as he is each and every morning. >> we were also joined by the donald, "the new york times" maureen dowd, brian williams got out of bed for us, if you can imagine that, and bill maher, if you can imagine that. not a bad way to start the show. let's huddle around the water cooler as we talk with a viewer who's been with us from the very beginning, e-mailed her thoughts in these wee hours of the morning and a viewer who's a good friend, ms. gayle king is on the phone in her pajamas. gayle, good morning. >> happy anniversary to you, willie geist. actually i just got out of the tub. i'm ready to go. >> you've got your robe on? i don't want to get too personal here. >> willie, it's a big bath sheet, but this is the thing about your show. there's no other show on tv that would start with luke russert quoting biggy and puffy in the morning, nobody else can do that.